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Smith won’t testify in murder trial; closing arguments coming Tuesday

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By Sarah Nelson Katzenberger, Forum News Service

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Defense attorney Steven Meshbesher told reporters Monday it was his decision to not have Byron Smith testify.

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Smith is on trial in Morrison County for two first-degree murder indictments in the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shooting deaths of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer after the teenagers entered Smith’s rural Little Falls home without permission.

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